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Two oboists during a rehearsal in the university's main assembly hall, April 2022
Rehearsal in the university's main assembly hall
Photo: Johan Wingborg
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Apply for MFA Symphonic Orchestra Performance

This information concerns applications to the Master's Programme of Fine Arts in Music with Specialization in Symphonic Orchestra Performance.

Admission tests

The following applies to applicants starting their studies autumn 2023.

The admission tests to the Master’s Programme of Fine Arts in Music with Specialization in Symphonic Orchestra Performance will be carried out entirely through digital work samples (video recordings). Work samples must be uploaded to SlideRoom.

Applicants for orchestra instruments (not piano and percussion)

Interview: You will receive interview questions by e-mail. The questions must be answered in a separate video. You are free to speak Swedish or English.

Audition: The audition repertoire consists of orchestral excerpts and one concerto. Lists for all instruments can be found in the pdf file Auditions repertoire list. The sheet music for the orchestral excerpts will be sent to you via e-mail.

Upload your video files as follows:

  • Video 1: Interview answers
  • Video 2: Orchestral excerpts are to be recorded in one single shot
  • Video 3: The concerto is recorded in one shot

Applicants for piano

Interview: You will receive interview questions by e-mail. The questions must be answered in a separate video. You are free to speak Swedish or English.

Audition: The audition repertoire consists of orchestral excerpts, opera excerpts and optional solo works from at least two different eras. The playing time for the solo works must be a total of at least 10 minutes. The sheet music for the orchestral and opera excerpts will be sent to you via e-mail.

Upload your video files as follows:

  • Video 1: Interview answers
  • Video 2: Excerpts are to be recorded in one single shot
  • Video 3–6: One solo piece per recording

Applicants for percussion

Interview: You will receive interview questions by e-mail. The questions must be answered in a separate video. You are free to speak Swedish or English.

Audition: The audition repertoire consists of orchestral excerpts. Lists for all instruments can be found in the pdf file Auditions repertoire list. The sheet music for the orchestral excerpts and further instructions will be sent to you via e-mail.

Upload your video files as follows:

  • Video 1: Interview answers
  • Video 2: Excerpts 1–5 are to be recorded in one single shot
  • Video 3: Excerpts 6–10 are to be recorded in one single shot

Requirements when recording a video

  • Clearly state which piece you will be performing on the recording.
  • The recording has to be of high sound quality.
  • The applicant must be visible in close-up. 
  • Face, arms and instruments should be clearly visible
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  • The recordings must not be edited.
  • Accepted file formats are: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
  • Maximum file size per video is 500 MB.

Eligibility and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.

Selection

Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.